you can find raptors in dark areas or humid areas of ark, the most common biome you will ever find raptors is the redwoods or outside the redwoods next to a river or swamp, you can use bolas and punch it, but it might escape and pounce you so its strongly recommended to use a taming pen, i like to use a quetzel to put a platform saddle on it, use ramps, window frames and foundations, and wait for a raptor to go inside the pen, and then i fly back to my base and knock out the raptor with a slingshot
Once I tamed a Raptor and named her Emerald. She was a beautiful green level 38 Raptor. Once another level 5 Raptor killed me, so I took her to get revenge on that stupid little pest. However, as she was killing it, I accidentally clicked on an ad (I play on Mobile) and she disappeared. I tried to whistle for her, but she didn’t come back.
After a long time of searching and breeding, i finally got a Pack of 6 Tek Raptor around Level 250 with Meele Damage around 400%. They do like 150 Damage with a crazy fast attacking Speed. Because of the saddle, they got Damage Reduction by 20%. Please everyone stop always saying Raptors are useless and wolfes are better!
Raptors are anazing, damn cool mounts!